Created in the second century A.D., the Museum’s marble The Three Graces
is a Roman copy of a Greek statue group from the second century B.C. These three young girls, linked in a dance- like pose, represent Aglaia (Beauty), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Abundance). Young, beautiful, and modest, they personify the graceful sensuousness of the female form; their closest connection is with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, whom they serve as handmaidens. This frieze- like composition in the Museum’s collection is typical of classicizing art of the second and first century B.C. Our reduced-scale reproduction was created using a combination of three- dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques.
Cast resin. Hand patinated. 10''H x 10''W x 3 3/4''D.
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